Rilla of Ingleside (Children's continuous series) Paperback – 1 Nov 1985
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Anne's children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome
Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.
About the Author
Lucy Maud Montgomery was one of the most famous Canadian writers of the twentieth century. She is best known for her books for young adults, particularly Anne of Green Gables and its six sequels.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained her teaching certificate. She later studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She eventually married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, whom she had 3 sons with. She published 12 books in her career and countless journals. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.
Top Customer Reviews
American involvement in that war was relatively brief, compared to what was happening with the rest of the world, so what I found fascinating is to see that war from the Canadian perspective, as it drags on year after year. "Rilla of Ingleside" was published in 1921, which means that L. M. Montgomery provided a contemporaneous account of the war as seen from the Canadian home front. Two of Anne's children, Jem and Walter, as well as Rilla's beau Kenneth Ford, head off to France, where they suffer as all young men suffer in wars. But we learn of all this second-hand as we see the impact of the war on the mothers, sisters and girls who were left behind to worry about Paris being shelled by the Germans along with the fate of the Empire and their loved ones.
This gives "Rilla of Ingleside" an emotional depth unmatched in Montgomery's work by virtue of the fact we are talking about life and death in a world at war.Read more ›
I recommend this book, not only to fans of Anne Shirley but also to anybody who wants to cry, laugh and smile.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best of the series with Anne's youngest daughter learning to cope with life during the war and the effect on the whole family and the country.Published 11 months ago by Mrs. L. E. M. Marsden
I have been staggered at the skill with which Montgomery is able to reveal and develop her characters . Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2010 by Mrs. C. Kingham
This story is set a few years later from Rainbow Valley-and now the Blythe children are grown up except for Rilla who is nearly fifteen at the beginning. Read morePublished on 2 July 2009
I love all the books in this series but this one is my favourite and it always makes me cry.Published on 27 Jun. 2008 by Joanna Gwynne
This story is so wonderful! The best book I have read, infact I got told off in class for reading it and not one of the books from the class bookcase! Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2008 by sceptical
My favourite "Anne" book of all!! (and they are all wonderful!). Sadly, this is the eighth and last book in the series so when you get onto this one, savour every word. Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2007 by S. Barnes
This book does not sit well with the other 'Anne' novels. The others in the series are less specific in their setting in time, which adds to an enjoyable 'fairy tale' feel. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2002